The New York Giants are on a winning streak after a rough start to the season, ultimately moving to 6-3. Fans, players and coaches are hoping for another good performance and win against the Green Bay Packers this upcoming Sunday. Giant’s wide receiver Hakeem Nicks made note that he is ready based on watching game film.
“You see guys taking advantage of what’s open,” noted Nicks. “It’s just going to come down to basics, Xs and Os, out-executing our opponents and making plays throughout the whole game.”
Even with the 6-3 record, the Giants matched up well against the Packers last November with a win of 38-10. As an offensive weapon, Nicks is ready to match up against the same defense this year.
“It’s definitely a similar defense,” said Nicks. “They run the same stuff. There’s stuff out there to take advantage of but they’re a very skilled bunch back there, a veteran bunch, so it’s going to come down to us making plays in the passing game.”
Nicks has been a powerhouse of a wide receiver the Giants have depended on these past few seasons, but this year he has not recorded a single touchdown, something the Giants could use in their upcoming game against the Packers.
“I don’t think about that,” said Nicks. “It’s going to come… I’m not worried about it… I feel like everybody’s talking about it now, so I’ve got to go ahead and get in there,”
Nicks caught all four passes against the Raiders to build some confidence heading into Week 11.
“I always try to do what I’ve got to do to put our team in a situation… whether it be a first down or touchdown or just a momentum-changing plan. Just being the guy out there that can step up in a time of need,” admitted Nicks.
While Nicks has failed to haul in a single touchdown, many still seem to put the six losses on Eli Manning and his decision-making.
“Eli is one of the smartest guys I’ve been around, especially when it comes to this game,” said Nicks. “10 years in the league, two-time Super Bowl MVP, there isn’t anything shy about that, in my eyes anyway. I think we’re just going to start taking advantage of some things, we’ve got to start coming down with some stuff to give him that confidence back and just start being a threat at all costs on the field.”
You can catch Nicks and the Giants face off against the Packers this Sunday at 4:25pm EST.